Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Active-Duty Military and Veterans in Overland Park
Bertling Law Group is proud to serve the military and veterans communities in Overland Park, Kansas. When our military and vets need medical attention, they turn first to the hospitals and clinics provided on base or the VA medical centers and clinics in their neighborhoods. Unfortunately, if they don’t receive the care they need or are mistreated through misdiagnosis, medication errors, or other medical mistakes, military members and veterans often find themselves limited in their ability to hold negligent doctors and hospitals liable.
Veterans do have the right to file an administrative claim for medical malpractice and receive compensation if they prove their claim. Veterans can also sue the United States government in federal court if their claims are not satisfactorily resolved at the administrative level. Even active-duty military can bring a claim for negligent medical care at a military hospital or clinic. Until very recently, service members didn’t have this ability, but a new law provides a way to hold military doctors and hospitals accountable for their preventable errors and compensate victims of malpractice. Bertling Law Group can help.
Attorney Peter Bertling and his team at Bertling Law Group represent military service members and veterans in Overland Park who have been harmed by medical malpractice. Our comprehensive medical malpractice service areas include surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, medication errors, birth injuries, pharmacy errors, and more. In particular, our firm represents families of service members and veterans who sought help for mental health issues and wound up committing suicide because they were not provided with adequate help, including identifying emergent conditions and taking the proper steps according to accepted medical standards. If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death because of medical malpractice at a military hospital or VA clinic in Overland Park, Kansas, Bertling Law Group is ready to provide you with practical advice and zealous advocacy to set the record straight about what went wrong and make sure the proper parties are held accountable to you.
Health Care Providers for Military and Veterans in Overland Park
The closest military hospital for active-duty service members in Overland Park is the Munson Army Health Center at Fort Leavenworth. This facility provides a wide range of medical services to address health and wellness, including mental health, across the following service areas:
- Clinical Psychology
- Community Health
- Family Advocacy
- Family Health
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Mental Health
- Occupational Health
- Physical Therapy
- Population Health (wellness)
- Social Work
- Substance Abuse
Military members can also access numerous military hospitals and clinics further away at Fort Riley, which houses the Fort Riley Public Health Department, Farrelly Health Clinic, and Custer Health Clinic. A longer distance away, the 22d Medical Group serves military members at McConnell Air Force Base.
Active-duty military who are injured by medical malpractice at a military hospital or clinic can file a claim for compensation by submitting the Standard Form 95 with their service branch. It is essential to complete this form fully, accurately, and with enough detail to persuade the Department of Defense the claim is meritorious. There is no mechanism to appeal a denial.
Veterans in Overland Park have access to the Kansas City VA Medical Center close by, or the Dwight D. Eisenhower Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center a little farther away. Together, these campuses provide primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, addiction and substance abuse treatment, suicide prevention, cardiology, neurology, women’s health services, prosthetics, eye care (ophthalmology), treatment for spinal cord injury, foot care, programs to help you stop smoking and using tobacco, and more. Veterans can also find resources at various nearby VA clinics, including one right here in Overland Park and another in Lenexa a short drive away, as well as VA clinics in Shawnee, Kansas City, and several other options.
Veterans can also seek compensation for medical malpractice by completing Standard Form 95 and submitting it to the VA Regional Counsel. If their claim is not satisfactorily resolved within six months, veterans can sue in federal court and recover compensation for their medical bills as well as pain and suffering. Bertling Law Group can help you find relief at either the administrative level or through the courts.
Help for Military and Veterans in Overland Park Who Suffered Due to Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one was harmed by medical negligence at a military hospital or clinic or a VA medical center or clinic in Overland Park, Kansas, Bertling Law Group is here to find out what happened and hold all responsible parties liable for the hurt they’ve caused. Our firm is committed to helping victims of medical malpractice and working to make medical care more attentive. Call 844-295-7558 to discuss your claim with an experienced and dedicated Overland Park military and veteran medical malpractice lawyer.